Widower forges friendship with man in crash that killed wife, unborn baby
Early one morning in Dacula, Ga., Matt Swatzell was driving home from a 24-hour shift as a firefighter and EMS and had only 30 minutes of sleep. He was less than four miles from his home on October 2, 2006 when he suddenly heard what he calls “the most God awful sound I’ve ever heard.”Swatzell, then 20, realized he had fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed. When he got out of the car, he sa
Iranian mother who spared her son's killer: 'Vengeance has left my heart'
Interview Samereh Alinejad tells the Guardian she had no intention of sparing her son's killer, Balal, until the moment she asked for the noose to be removed from his neck
Wife of slain officer speaks of forgiveness at candlelight vigil
SPANISH FORK, Utah – A candlelight vigil honoring two Utah police officers who were shot in the line of duty this week was underway in Spanish Fork City Sunday night. The vigil was held at the Sports Park, 295 West Volunteer Drive, beginning at 8 p.m., and the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Spanis
Oscar-nominated Berkeley film tells tale of forgiveness
At age 13, Matthew Boger was banished from his mother’s Northern California home for being gay. To stay alive, the teenager prostituted himself on the streets of Hollywood, where, one night in 1980, he was brutally beaten up by a group of young skinhead neo-Nazis. The attackers never knew that Boger miraculously survived the assault – until 25 years later, when one of the perpetrators met Boger by chance at, of all places, Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance. Boger and his attacker, former…